Fantasizing in front of a piece of precious fabric, following its refined texture which draws elegant geometric patterns, or sophisticated vegetal motifs and imaginary animals according to the tastes, fantasy and sensitivity of that time. And admiring all this reflected and represented by great painters on the paintings on wood and on the frescoes from this period. Continue reading Praising Details. Wealth & Textile Arts in Florence in the 1300s at the Galleria dell’Accademia – 5 December 2017 – 18 March 2018


A record number of participants at the 34th SIMG Congress (Italian Society of General Medicine & Primary Care) taking place at Palazzo dei Congressi and Palazzo degli Affari from 30th November to 2nd December 2017. Focus on “Total patient care, the care burden of diseases, chronic conditions. From economic silos to the global citizen care”.

Among the various topics discussed, “Opioids to control the pain: an appropriate use”, “The Mediterranean diet in primary prevention … between controversy and scientific certainties”, “Community palliative care: Italy towards Europe”.

The Italian Society of General Medicine and Primary Care (SIMG) promotes and supports the professional role of general practitioners, both in the Italian Health Service and in the European and non-European health organisations, and boasts over 100 provincial and sub-provincial sections coordinated at regional level. The association pays special attention to training, research and ongoing professional development activities, also through the accreditation of members. Among its purposes, the institution of a general medicine department in the Italian medical universities, managed by general practitioners. SIMG also promotes activities linked with clinical and epidemiological research in general medicine, as well as in the evaluation of quality within the editorial context, Information Technology, distance learning and profession management. The association, aiming at promoting a collaboration with both public and private bodies, is linked with the most important national and international sector associations. It is also a member of the Scientific Societies Federation (F.I.S.M.).



Everything is ready for the second edition of Ecosistemi Digitali (Digital Ecosystems) – the event aiming at developing digital infrastructure for tourism in Italy. Online tourism is an increasingly strategic sector. As a matter of fact, 2017 saw a +19,3% increase in Internet users choosing Bella Italia as a tourist destination. The event, promoted by MiBACTMiSE and the Italian Regions, and developed with the contribution of the Region Council of Tuscany and Toscana Promozione Turistica, is part of the Strategic Tourism Development Plan 2017-2022, whose purpose is to define a Common Charter involving all the institutional players in the promotion of Italy as a Destination on the web.

A growing sector which, as highlighted by Google Trends in the summer of 2017, saw the exponential growth of research on the web concerning tourist destinations of our Country. Particularly, the countries showing more interest in Italy online are Germany, USA, UK and France. The countries with more interest growth are, instead, Argentina (+24%), Russia (+20%), Australia (+11%) and Spain (+10%).

Digital tourism is a field in which, according to Antonello Giacomelli – MiSE Secretary of State Italy should aspire to a leading role: “The digital competition, based on the connectivity and development of innovative services, is revolutionizing our way of living, producing and thinking. Italy is no longer in the rearguard to this extent. Instead, it is destined to become the protagonist of the new digital era, by combining technological progress and the best of promotion Made in Italy”.

According to Stefano Ciuoffo, Tourism Councillor for the Region of Tuscany, “with Ecosistemi Digitali, we are trying to build a stable and institutionalized debate place between sector professionals and public bodies to discuss the changes currently taking place in the fast world of Web tourism. Technological and digital innovations revolutionized the way we plan and organise a trip, causing irreversible changes as well as often unexpected factors upon which it is important to reflect along with all the main players. Such debate is particularly important for those who, as public bodies, must regulate and govern this phenomenon.